This page is a wiki. Please login or create an account to begin editing.

SoftWindows 2.0

Your rating: None Average: 4.8 (5 votes)
Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
SoftWindows2CD.ZIP (26.04 MB)
MD5: 62b2be5464c4b0da44c29e02985bdf64
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
SoftWindows2CD_FR.ZIP (25.29 MB)
MD5: fc6c1fa6c390ca0ba739fa0b5e31ba4b
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
SoftWindowsa_2.0a17.sit (10.22 MB)
MD5: b874778ca0e29635e69cbdd4c582fe9f
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver,

ISO image file of SoftWindows 2.0. This includes Windows 3.1 and DOS 6.22, an 80386 80486 emulator. This one is very rare to find, always a good gem for the Macintosh users.


The third download above is the alpha version of SoftWindows 2.0a17. Very hard to find, it has some limited functionality.

See also: SoftWindows 1.0, SoftWindows 3.0, SoftWindows 95, SoftWindows 98

Architecture: PPC

PowerPC only, but no 68K compatibility. Version 1.0.2 is an 68k application, but it is reported to be very slow.


24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2016, March 15 - 11:00pm

Found this one for Soft Windows v2.0, but I never tried:
No idea either, whether 2.0a would work with it.

ldefoe's picture
by ldefoe - 2016, March 15 - 10:14pm

I used the last .sit file but neither serial numbers work. what is the correct serial number?

neozeed's picture
by neozeed - 2015, August 1 - 6:27am

Works great in SheepShaver with OS 7.5.3! I can actually play DOOM!

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2014, May 28 - 12:57pm

Thanks Mike, I may give it another try with OSX.
As you said, proof of concept, if any.
I have some WIN flavors in VMs anyway. Smile

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, May 28 - 1:33am

Can someone confirm it running in SheepShaver?

I can, 24bit.

Tho' my test was on 32bit Windows XP, SheepShaver, Old World ROM, Mac SSW 7.5.3

If SoftWin 2's Win 3.1 install is going to work at all, you need to set SheepShaver's display to the recommended settings in the SoftWindows Read Me doc. Before you attempt to launch Win 3.1

I set my Shaver display to 256 colors and SoftWin 2 to 800 x 600 and was able to get it to boot up to that OK.

Its not what I would call stable on SheepShaver (its clock resets to 1980 with each boot on mine). I did have a couple of false starts & crashes but nothing was unrecoverable. I wouldn't like to regularly use this on Shaver, except as a "proof of concept" exercise. I've added a screenshot of it running on Shaver, above.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2014, May 27 - 4:30pm

The app does not work with SheepShaver here. OSX 10.6 to 10.8, neither 32bit nor 64bit.
It not only crashes SS, but also leaves the system volume unbootable. Some Preferences are badly messed up, I guess.

DOS does work though in 32bit mode, WIN seems to be a no-go.

Can someone confirm it running in SheepShaver?

Fortuna Wave's picture
by Fortuna Wave - 2014, May 27 - 7:19am

I have uploaded the SoftWindows 2.0 alpha after four years without uploading them. However, I can't find an exact serial for this, using the final serial number doesn't work.

vintagegeek's picture
by vintagegeek - 2013, May 17 - 11:03pm

The link is actually a .org here it is.

Fortuna Wave's picture
by Fortuna Wave - 2010, April 14 - 3:49am

Read the forum topic from 68kmla about the SoftWindows 2 vs 68K: